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Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss - James Balog

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Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.

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James Balog is a big believer that art forms like photography can influence the way we think about our relationship to nature—and that the art may have more of an impact than arguments based on lots of data. Locate other photographs that you think are especially powerful and persuasive about the impact that humans are having on the natural world. Create a collage (crediting the photographers, of course!) and share it with your classmates. Good resources include: T ED: Edward Burtynski on manufactured landscapes: http://www.ted.com/talks/edward_burtynsky_on_manufactured_landscapes.html TED: Yann Arthus-Bertrand captures fragile Earth in wide-angle: http://www.ted.com/talks/yann_arthus_bertrand_captures_fragile_earth_in_wide_angle.html National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com Outreach is an important element of the Extreme Ice Survey. Imagine you were in charge of designing the outreach component of Balog’s project. What tactics do you think would be most effective to educate the general public about the survey’s findings specifically and climate change more generally? Outreach is an important element of the Extreme Ice Survey. Imagine you were in charge of designing the outreach component of Balog’s project. What tactics do you think would be most effective to educate the general public about the survey’s findings specifically, and climate change more generally? Extreme Ice Survey http://www.extremeicesurvey.org/ Chasing Ice [feature film in 2012 based on Extreme Ice Survey] http://chasingice.com/ National Snow and Ice Data Center http://nsidc.org/
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